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City midfielder Milner says they are not ‘mercenaries’

 City midfielder Milner says they are not ‘mercenaries’London, Apr 19 : Manchester City midfielder James Milner has reacted strongly to taunts coming from old rivals Manchester United that they are a bunch of mercenaries.

United coach Rene Meulensteen claimed last week their rivals are made up of individuals who play only for themselves.

Milner responded back to Meulensteen's claims saying City have shown in recent battles against their neighbors how together they are.

"Look at the season we have had and winning the FA Cup last year. That first trophy as a group was great and you can look at games this year when we have been losing and shown character and fight," The Sun quoted Milner, as saying.

"Even in the FA Cup game against United we were a man down and losing heavily at half-time. But we came back and could easily have got a draw out of the game. I cannot see a team of individuals doing that. You need that spirit, determination and togetherness to get through the low points of the season and we have done that," he added.

"We are playing good football, had a great performance at the weekend and all season we have fought in all competitions and will do that until the end," he said.

Milner reflected towards his own situation as evidence there is no problem with unity among Roberto Mancini's squad.

The former Aston Villa star has made 35 appearances this term, even though at times he has had to settle for a bit-part role. (ANI)


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